Board of Governors

Board of Governors

Northern College Board of Governors is responsible to govern effectively:

  • to ensure Northern College is successfully managed;
  • to achieve Northern College’s mission; and
  • to remain responsive to community need and emerging opportunity.

The Board of Governors is accountable to students, employees, employers, Indigenous Peoples and the communities Northern College serves.

The Board of Governors is also accountable to the citizens of Ontario because the college is publicly funded.

2023-2024 Board Members

Office Board Member Region
Chair Jeff Molyneaux Kirkland Lake
First Vice-Chair Devin Naveau Mattagami
Second Vice-Chair Ken Wojtus Timmins
Governor at Large Mike Metatawabin Timmins
College President Dr. Audrey J. Penner
Academic Representative Patricia Hamilton Haileybury
Administrative Representative Eric Poulin Timmins
Student Representative Dhruvraj Chaudhari Timmins
Support Staff Representative John Harrington Haileybury
External Governor Cathy Ellis Iroquois Falls
External Governor Lynne Innes Moosonee
External Governor Kimberley Bird Timmins
External Governor Kanwaljit Kaur “Daisy” Bains Timmins
External Governor Dixitkumar Patel Kirkland Lake
External Governor Connor Crawford Timmins
External Governor Kraymr Grenke Timmins
Executive Assistant to the Board Leslie Hanes
Treasurer Mitch Dumas

Under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Acts, the mailing addresses and telephone numbers of the members of the Board of Governors are confidential. Any correspondence to the Board members may be directed to them c/o the Executive Assistant to the Board, Northern College, Highway 101 East, P.O. Box 3211, Timmins, Ontario P4N 8R6

Serving on the Board of Governors

The Northern College Board of Governors is seeking interested individuals to act as new governors to fill vacancies occurring in the next 3 years.

Northern College Board of Governors is responsible to govern effectively:

  • to ensure Northern College is successfully managed;
  • to achieve Northern College’s mission; and
  • to remain responsive to the community’s need and emerging opportunity.

The Northern College Board of Governors is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and is seeking committed individuals from a variety of sectors including education, law, public service, and health care. The governor’s term will be for three years, with the possibility of a second three-year term.

Northern College’s catchment area represents a large geographic region, and representation is encouraged from those areas where vacancies will occur over the next three years, for example, Cochrane, Kapuskasing, Iroquois Falls, Matheson, Kirkland Lake, Moosonee, James Bay Coast, and the Tri-Town area. The Board meets in person six times per year, with each campus hosting at least once per year. Light travel between meetings may also be possible for advocacy and outreach opportunities.

Interested individuals will submit a resume as part of the completed application form:

The deadline to apply is Friday, October 13, 2023.

Apply to become a board member

If you require assistance to complete this form, please email

All submissions will be vetted for compliance with guidelines for governors detailed in the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act.

Schedule of Meetings


Thursday, September 14, 2023 Board Planning Meeting
Hailybury (TBA)
10:00 a.m. (All Day)
Friday, September 15, 2023 Board Meeting #468
Haileybury Campus
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023 Board Meeting #469
Timmins Campus
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
November 24-27, 2023
(Saturday. & Sunday am)
CCBE Governor Orientation
(Sheraton Centre Toronto)
November 27-28, 2023
(Sunday pm & Monday)
Higher Education Summit
(Sheraton Centre Toronto)


Tuesday, January 23, 2024 Board Meeting #470
Moosonee – Tentative
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 Board Meeting #471
Timmins Campus
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 14, 2024 Board Meeting #472
Kirkland Lake Campus
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 Board Meeting #473
AGM, Timmins Campus
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Board Policies & Procedures

No. 1 Conduct of the Affairs of the Board (PDF, 255 KB)
No. 2 College Council (PDF, 128 KB)
A – Ends
A-0 Mega Ends (PDF, 34.6 KB)
A-1 Vision Mission (PDF, 83 KB)
A-2 Programs of Instruction (PDF 97 KB)
A-3 Strategic Plan (PDF, 86 KB)
A-4 Business Plan (PDF, 86 KB)
A-5 Annual Report (PDF, 86 KB)
A-6 Student Success (PDF, 41.5 KB)
A-7 Our Communities (PDF, 41.3 KB)
A-8 Our Staff (PDF, 32.9 KB)
B – Governance Process
B-1 Policy Development (PDF, 87 KB)
B-2 Governance and Accountability (PDF, 133 KB)
B-3 Relationships with Indigenous People and Communities (PDF, 83 KB)
B-4 External Governor Representation (PDF, 40.4 KB)
B-5 Effective Student Governor Representation (PDF, 34.9 KB)
B-6 Election of Internal Board Members (PDF, 67.3 KB)
B-7 Board and Member Self Evaluation (PDF, 43.7 KB)
B-8 Board of Governors Agendas – General Session and Committee of the Whole (PDF, 121 KB)
B-9 Conflict of Interest (PDF, 130 KB)
B-10 Complaints to Board Members (PDF, 109 KB)
B-11 Occupational Health and Safety (PDF, 97 KB)
B-12 Travel Expenses – Board Members (PDF, 101 KB)
B-13 Presentations to the Board (PDF, 39.2 KB)
B-14 Reappointment of Board of Governors Members (PDF, 91 KB)
B-15 Recruitment and Orientation of New Governors (PDF, 92 KB)
B-17 Protocol for Naming Facilities (PDF, 91 KB)
B-18 Board Information System (PDF, 68 KB)
B-19 Board Monitoring System (PDF, 79 KB)
B-20 Board Attendance (PDF, 82 KB)
B-21 Investment Policy (PDF, 92 KB)
C – Board-President Relations
C-1 Delegation to the President (PDF, 96 KB)
C-2 Appointment of an Interim President (PDF, 78 KB)
C-3 Selecting a New President (PDF, 33 KB)
C-4 President’s Contract (PDF, 71 KB)
C-5 Assessing Presidential Performance (PDF, 62 KB)
C-6 Incidents Involving the College President (PDF, 39 KB)
C-7 President Emeritus (PDF, 66 KB)
C-8 Terminating the President’s Contract (PDF, 39.2 KB)
D – Executive Limitations
D-1 General Executive Constraint (PDF, 67 KB)
D-2 Communication with the Board (PDF, 84 KB)
D-3 Partnerships and Collaborative Initiatives (PDF, 74 KB)
D-4 Program Advisory Committees (PDF, 26.4 KB)
D-5 Signing Authority (PDF, 86 KB)
D-6 Naming of Facilities (PDF, 73 KB)
D-7 Language Services Policy (PDF, 37.4 KB)
D-8 Purchasing (PDF, 78 KB)
D-9 Facility Leasing Policy (PDF, 77 KB)
D-10 Leadership Succession Plan (PDF, 141 KB)
D-11 Asset Protection (PDF, 57.2 KB)
D-12 Financial Matters (PDF, 67.6 KB)
D-13 Insurance (PDF, 22.9 KB)
D-14 Commitment to Quality (PDF, 23.2 KB)
D-15 Staff Relations (PDF, 36.2 KB)
D-16 Risk Management (PDF, 85 KB)
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